Friday Fiber lovin'
The Crosspatch Creations/Three Bags Full batts that I posted about here, all spun up and pretty.
(and do remember to click for pics of the fibers as big as your screen if you want fibery goodness you can almost feel!)
Plyed with a single of Churro-Corriedale cross wool from Pam Dyer's flock up the road from me:
The colorway of the batts was "Gwen and her Daughter" (don't ask me what that means...)
I was spinning the single and not really knowing if I loved it or not. The colors, though lovely weren't looking like they'd make a good plyed yarn, yet I was spinning it pretty fine (because of the silk), and I don't like singles yarn for knitting. Elizabeth suggested plying it with something else! Perfect!
The colors in the batts were not evenly spaced enough or consistent enough for a good Navajo ply, and would have gotten muddled up with a 2-ply. The gray wool single really lets the color come through, but adds an evenness to the yarn I love.
How much of this do I have? 3 good size skeins!
Total weight of all 3 skeins: 264 g/9.2 oz.
Total length: 1001 yds!
(enough for something cool methinks...)
15-16 WPI (heavy fingering weight to light sport weight).
Oh, the fiber content!
The batts were a blend of wool (Corriedale cross), Bombyx and Tussah silk and rayon. The percentages weren't listed, but I'm guessing around 40% wool, 40% silk and 20% rayon. Then of course I plyed with the Churro-Corrie wool....
(I like how you can see the silk shine....)
I'm not sure what this wants to become. A nice lacey wrap methinks. Maybe like that River wrap that Vknits made...